Women's Track & Field Competes at Valentine Invite

Photo by Jason Choi
Photo by Jason Choi

BOSTON, Mass.  – The Wheaton College women's track & field team closed the indoor regular season when they competed at the Valentine Invitational over the weekend, hosted at Boston University.

First-year Gina Pardi earned a big personal best time for Wheaton during the one-mile when she timed in at 5:21.56, Friday evening.

Junior Raevyn Fontaine guided the Lyons during the 60-meter hurdles in the finals when she clocked in at 9.41 as sophomore Emily Hammond led the way in the 800-meter run when she tallied a 2:23.06 final.

During the 60-meter dash, first-year Briana Gausland earned a 8.06 final time which placed her in the top half of the finals heat while senior Emily Gustavson tabbed the top time for Wheaton during the 400-meter dash at 58.81. Gustavson went on to lead the Lyons in the 200-meter dash at 25.42 with Gausland, Fontaine and senior Kalah Thomas rounding out the top four for Wheaton.

Junior Meghan Cochrane dished out a 1.60m mark in the high jump to open field events while Elizabeth Akindolie guided Wheaton in the triple jump with a top mark of 10.34m. 

The Lyons closed out the two-day meet with top performance in the distance medley relay thanks to runners junior Abby Epplett, Hammond, first-year Katie LeBlanc and Pardi.

Wheaton will compete at the New England DIII Championships, Feb. 17-18, hosted at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.

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